Summer is almost here, marking the official kick off of the conference season. Mack is heading to a conference in Halifax where he plans to learn new stuff, connect with interesting colleagues and eat too much lobster.
But all conferences carry a risk of getting stuck in a session with a mind-numbingly dull PowerPoint presentation.
This is a guarantee at the Boring Conference – a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary and the overlooked, held in London last week.
According to founder James Ward, this year’s 4th annual Boring Conference featured 20 speakers giving 10 minute talks on everything from inkjet printers of 1999 and German film titles to cooking meals with equipment found in hotel bedrooms and a comparison of 198 national anthems.
James knows of which he speaks. Later this year he’s publishing a book called Adventures in Stationery.